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Smart Hyde Park View Hostel
Ranked #512 of 931 Speciality Lodging in London
Reviewed 28 August 2017

I spent one night here, it is an ok hostel. The location is good, you can take the heathrow express to Paddington Station and it is a 15 minute walk to the hostel. The hostel is clean, but the rooms are small at best, and crammed I guess to make as much money as possible. My room was a 6 person room, with two sets of three bunks, and the top bunk let me tell you is slightly terrifying. The room did have its own bathroom which was nice but was so small that we barely had space for luggage, and opening your luggage was not even an option. It seems typical for London but I probably would not stay there again. The location was good, you can walk to Hyde park, and it is possible to walk to the British Museum, and easy to get to Victoria Station from which it is possible to get to Westminster Abbey, Buckingham palace, London bridge etc.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled solo
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1  Thank Jessika R
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Smart Hostels L, Guest Relations Manager at Smart Hyde Park View Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2017

Thank you for reviewing your stay with us, we are glad you enjoyed our location with its many transport options and that you found the hostel clean. With our aim to offer cost effective accommodation in the centre of the city, Living space is reduced though.

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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

I chose a mix shared room for 8 people and it was very tiny. We had 3 beds one uppon the other one so it means that you could choose to sleel on the floor, in the middle or attached the ceiling. The bed on the lower lever had the mattress on the floor without any support. And the bed on the highest level had just like 45 cm to the ceiling. On the floor there is moquette (not hygienic at all). And the bathroom was so tiny, no space to move.
Anyway it's in a good position and the price was the cheapest in London!

Stayed: August 2017, travelled solo
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Smart Hostels L, Guest Relations Manager at Smart Hyde Park View Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 September 2017

Thank you for you for reviewing your stay with Smart Hostels, we are surprised to hear that you felt the room unclean as they are clean daily by our housekeeping team. As you can imagine being in such proximity to the centre, living space can be reduced, fortunately we have a wide variety of room sizes so our guests can the the right choice when booking.

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Reviewed 3 August 2017

I'm surprised there are so many bad reviews. I mean, what do people expect for such a low price?
I stayed here for 6 days in an 8 person dorm and really have nothing to complain about. Ok, maybe just about a lift - it was quite slow; and that it was quite hot in the room (no aircon, only one fan), but we opened the window so all was fine.
Room, beds and bathroom were clean. Location is great. Staff is very friendly, polite and helpful.
Also:
- power sockets: each bed in my room had its own power socket
- the hot water: at first I thought there was no hot water, but I just kept turning the shower handle till I got it

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled solo
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Thank Shay N
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Smart Hostels L, Guest Relations Manager at Smart Hyde Park View Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2017

Thank you for review your stay with us, we are really happy that you enjoyed you stay with and that you found our staff friendly and the facilities clean, we hope you'll be able to visit again soon.

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Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

The rooms doesn't have space for 9 people. You can't open your luggage locker at the same time. There is only one bathroom per room and it's not clean actually and you will find just ONE SHOWER. You must go to the ground floor to use the only one bathroom available for the rest of the hostel, which one doesn't have shower neither.
The worst thing is that there are only two plugs and if u ask for extensions, they don't have any to lend you.
The staff is useless and the breakfast is very simple.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled with friends
2  Thank Martita C
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Smart Hostels L, Guest Relations Manager at Smart Hyde Park View Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Thank you for your review and comments, all feedback is greatly appreciated. We are surprised to hear that you found the the facilities unclean as all our dorms and their washrooms are clean daily. Please report any outstanding issues to our reception so that our staff can swiftly act to resolve the situation. Being is such a central location and offering such a low price, living space does become limited, fortunately we have a range of room types to help guests pick the right choice for them them.

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Reviewed 15 July 2017 via mobile

I have been to many hostels and literally this hostel has the worst coffins, I mean beds, ever. I took a while struggling to enter my bed. It's a three-beds row and each bed has a space height of 50 cm, it's awful, and definitely will not repeat this misery again. Other than that it has good location and clean.

Stayed: July 2017, travelled solo
2  Thank Paula H
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Smart Hostels L, Guest Relations Manager at Smart Hyde Park View Hostel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Thank you for you feedback, we try to offer competitively prices accommodation in the the centre of London. as you can imagine space doe become a premium but happily we have a variety of rooms to help guests make the right choice for their stay.

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Address: 16 Leinster Terrace, London W2 3EU, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > London
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #512 of 931 Speciality Lodging in London
Price Range: $23 - $222 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Smart Hyde Park View Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just 110 yrd from Hyde Park, this hostel is a 5-minute walk from Queensway Underground Station. It offers spacious rooms with an en suite bathroom and free WiFi access throughout. The dormitories at Smart Hyde Park View all have lockers and a hairdryer for guests to use. Private rooms are also available, with a TV and telephone in each. Free Wi-Fi is available in the common areas. There is a lounge bar for guests to enjoy, with drinks, snacks and a flat-screen TV. Continental breakfasts are served daily. There is a 24-hour front desk and free luggage storage for early check-ins. The property is set in a classic listed building on a residential street in the heart of London's bohemian Bayswater, one of London's most beautiful districts. Smart Hyde Park View is 875 yrd from Kensington Gardens, and Marble Arch and Oxford Street are within 20 minutes' walk. The Royal Albert Hall can also be reached in 20 minutes' walk, and Westminster and the Big Ben are a 10-minute Tube ride away. Westminster is a great choice for travellers interested in Shopping, Theatre and Monuments. ... more   less 
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